Visual Libris: 100 artists and the books that influenced them

ex libris Fahrenheit 451 – Frank GermanoFahrenheit 451 by Frank Germano. “Montag and Clarisse” 18” x 40” (framed, approximately 22” x 44”). Ink and acrylic.

Inspired by the The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference that invaded Seattle last week artist Siolo Thompson put out the call for artists to create works derived from books that impacted their lives. 100 artists contributed and all genres, from sci-fi to non-fiction, poetry to romance are included.

The result is the nothing short of spectacular. Ex Libris: 100 Artists, 100 Books is destined to be one of the bookish exhibition highlights of 2014.

The sample below is just a taste of the depth, range and quality of the work.

I would encourage you to visit the online gallery which includes all the work.

And to boot, most of the items are available for purchase.

There will also be a limited edition catalog of 100 copies printed featuring all the work for just $12.95!

Tonight there will be a reception featuring ALL the work and if you are anywhere near Seattle just go. Also, part of the evening’s festivities will be prizes for the best librarian or author costume.

ex libris the shining -The Shining by Christopher Lovely. 24 x 20 oil painting

ex libris The Call of Cthulhu – Ego -The Call of Cthulhu by Ego. “That is not dead which can eternal lie…” Acrylic on Masonite. approx. 6.5″ x 4.5″, (8.5″ x 10.5″ framed)
ex libris cats cradle Carl-Faulkner-Cat’s Cradle – Carl Faulkner  16″ x 20″, oil on panel.
ex libris Adventures of Pinocchio – Scott Kirschner-                  Adventures of Pinocchio – Scott Kirschner “Liar,” 10×13 1/4. Graphite on Denril
ex libris The Duino Elegies – Riccardo KehlThe Duino Elegies by Riccardo Kehl 11″ x 17. Collage
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALolita – Lynn Schirmer. “Hollow Pyre.”Oil on Canvas. 36″ x 24″

ex libris Snow White – Deborah ScottSnow White by Deborah Scott. 60″h x 36″w.  Oil on mixed media

ex libris Suite Francaise – Laurie Le ClairSuite Francaise by Laurie Le Clair ATLAS – La Poésie de les Cartes.  Mixedmedia (paper, muslin, felt, lead, leather, paint, ink, found object). Suite Francais is a sequence of novels by Irène Némirovsky



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